Precarious employment and mental well-being

A new article by Kim Bosmans, Stefan Hardonk, Nele De Cuyper and Christophe Vanroelen in the journal Work sheds further light on the relation between precarious employment and mental well-being. The authors interviewed 12 Belgian temporary agency workers and analysed this qualitative material from a phenomenological perspective. The study reveals mainly how a lack of coping resources plays a key role in how (precarious) characteristics of temporary agency employment affect employees’ mental well-being. The study illustrates one of the earlier assumed pathways, in which coping resources play an intermediary as well as a moderating role. The full article is available on the website of the journal.